The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is in the process of finalising more than 79 MoUs.
Devaraj got introduced to Poopathy during a train journey where he claimed to have the power to recruit persons in Chennai Port and demanded Rs 1 crore for fixing an appointment.
This strategic decision is going to result in synergy between these two ports which is very essential in these days of severe competition around this region, he said.
Rail, road and air travel resume on Thursday. Chennai Port too opened gates to vehicular transport
Chennai, Kamarajar and Kattupalli Ports have asked cargo vessels to vacate the premises. Chennai Port chairman P Raveendran told Express that four cargo vessels are now being shifted to the high seas.
The Centre may consider waiving off GST for cement and other materials, and thereby reduce the cost by Rs 400 crore.
The decision was taken after authorities found that container movement to the port was not uniform. A huge rush of export trailers was observed on certain days, while on other days it was in a trickle
As per the official documents, the corridor starts within Chennai Port and continues along the banks of Cooum until Koyambedu.
An expert appraisal committee of the Union Environment Ministry discussed the project on July 30. The committee approved it provided clearance is obtained from the National Board for Wildlife.
Chairman P Raveendran said that during lockdown restrictions, the port handled all the ships without any delay.